The BBC reports that the court of appeals has ruled against campaigners trying to preserve plots at Cemetery Road Allotments in Huddersfield.
- Free for Leeds allotment holders.
- Free fish+chips lunch (or bring your own).
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Our second learning day for 2019
Our second learning day for 2019 took place on Saturday 19 October at Burley St Mattias’ Church Centre, St Matthias’ Street , LS4 2DZ
Looking After Your Back: A talk by Marie and Bernadette from Leeds Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd with demonstrations of core-muscle strengthening exercises, and warm-ups to do before starting heavy work.
After the Harvest: A talk about herbal infusions, balms and vinegars with lots of samples to sniff by Donna Cutting from Fork to Fork.
LAF Group Allotment Insurance Scheme: Ken Mulley-Smith told us about about LAF’s group allotment insurance scheme, and why it is very important for allotment associations to be adequately insured. (slides)
Bee Keeping: Alison from the Leeds Beekeepers Association told us about the life cycle of honey bees and why they are so important to allotments. She demonstrated some modern beekeeping equipment.
Allotments Question Time: Questions from the floor, and answers from our resident “experts”.
Plus Refreshments and Displays
Studies show that people who garden live longer.
Several studies reported by the BBC show that people who garden live longer and are healthier.
Diet, physical activity, mental engagement and social connection are all important factors, and growing food on an allotment takes care of all four.
A study reported by the BBC shows a decline in many kinds of wild bees and hoverflies across Britain.
A study of pollinators in Leeds, Bristol, Edinburgh and Reading has shown that allotments are the best urban environment for bees, including wild bees.